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May 9, 2011

Freshfield Glacier Retreat New Lake Forms

The Freshfield Glacier in the Canadian Rockies retreat over the last five years has exposed a new glacier lake. . Today the glacier is 10.1 km long beginning at 3070 meters and ending at 1970 m near the shore of the less than 5 year old lake. This glacier during the Little Ice Age stretched 14.3 km, one of the longest in the entire range. By 1964 the glacier had …